Based on the movie of the same name, Noah Hawley’s Fargo has a reputation for quickly descending into chaos, and things look no different in season three, either. This third outing of the critically acclaimed show follows brothers Ray and Emmit Stussy, both played by Ewan McGregor. While Emmit is successful and charming, Ray is… not.
Previous trailers released have highlighted both of the Stussy brothers, but separately. Now, a full-length trailer has arrived, via the Fargo social media accounts, and for the first time, we can see McGregor having a conversation with himself. Take a look at the trailer, above.
Seamlessly done, as one would expect from such a high caliber show, McGregor really does seem like two different people as Ray sits opposite Emmit, asking to be paid back from when they were kids. Elsewhere in Fargo, it seems as though, as always, death is in the air. It’s certainly a tragedy, and it’s unlikely to be the last. The trailer also highlights the strange relationship between Ray, a parole officer, and Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a parolee. Nikki is a competitive bridge player, and this is on display in the trailer, but what of her ties to Ray, and his declaration that he has a place that needs robbing?
Whatever place that might be, it’s a safe bet that Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) will be hot on his heels; she’s a character who looks like she doesn’t suffer fools gladly, if the frozen orange juice conversation is anything to go by. In fact, Coon’s character looks to be immensely watchable and likeable, but it’s David Thewlis who looks set to steal every scene he is in, as the mysterious V.M. Vargas.
Not too much is known about Thewlis’ character, other than he will force his business upon Emmit, and from the sounds of this trailer, he is British. He also appears to be thoroughly chilling, like Fargo TV show villains Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) and Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) before him.
Fargo‘s third season has a lot to live up to, but then it was the same for season two, and that more than proved itself. There’s a chance this one won’t hit the mark, but really, all the Fargo season three trailers thus far point to this new batch of episodes being the same heady mix of brutal violence, dark humor and snow that we’ve come to know and love about Fargo in general.
Fargo returns on April 19th to FX.